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Hello all,
I am new to this site, but not to fishing- I am mostly active on the FB group Keep Austin Fishing! and Fishbrain (with the username ntyler2092).

I fished Mueller pond starting approximately 6:30-6:45pm and started fishing with a wacky rig- landed one fish that was just above 2lbs and approximately 15in (i forgot to measure this one). About an hour later i landed another fish that was slightly smaller, i had missed two fish in between the first fish landed and the second one. This fish was caught on the wacky rig as well. I then tried a personal favorite of mine, a bluegill swimbait. Had a fish boil on it at my feet. Threw it back out a few feet past the fish and sure enough, she slammed it the second time. Finally got it to the shore- what a HAWG! She measured 19.5" and according to my CCA scale, just short of 3lbs at 2lbs 14oz. Have had multiple people tell me i should get my scale checked, so take the weight with a grain of salt. The tape ruler never fails me though. But that fish is my new PB for Mueller for now (the old one was 19").

I fish Mueller relatively often now, so hopefully look forward to more fishing reports in the future.

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Cowabunga! Thanks for the report! Listen to your friends and get a new scale. That fish is way bigger than 2-14.
 

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Nice one! I agree, it is bigger than 2-14. Here's a generic weight estimation table based on length:

Largemouth Bass

12 in 0.90 lb
13 in 1.16 lb
14 in 1.47 lb
15 in 1.83 lb
16 in 2.25 lb
17 in 2.73 lb
18 in 3.28 lb
19 in 3.89 lb
20 in 4.59 lb
21 in 5.36 lb
22 in 6.22 lb
23 in 7.17 lb
24 in 8.21 lb
25 in 9.35 lb
26 in 10.60 lb
27 in 11.95 lb
28 in 13.42 lb
29 in 15.01 lb
30 in 16.73 lb
31 in 18.58 lb
32 in 20.56 lb
 

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That fish is definitely more than 2 14 lbs. Easy way to check your scale. Weigh a gallon of water. It should be 8lbs. That should tell you if your scale is correct or not.
 

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The scale works correctly, however i think any number of things happened including:
-I did not zero it correctly
-I misread the scale (i had polarized sunglasses on right at sunset)
-I accidentally switched it to kilograms

I wanted to get the fish back in the water as quickly as possible. I will be fishing there a lot more this summer so i'm sure i'll nail a bigger one!
 

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The scale works correctly, however i think any number of things happened including:
-I did not zero it correctly
-I misread the scale (i had polarized sunglasses on right at sunset)
-I accidentally switched it to kilograms

I wanted to get the fish back in the water as quickly as possible. I will be fishing there a lot more this summer so i'm sure i'll nail a bigger one!
Either way, that is one awesome looking catch. Congrats!!!
 

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Nicely done! I've gone out here maybe 8-10 times and have only landed one tiny bass, missing two other bites on a frog and another topwater.

Went today and threw 3 colors of frogs and some white / silver / green / green-chartruse super flukes with 0 bites.
 
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